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Walton County Ranks 6th Fastest Growing County in the United States

The sugar white sands, crystal clear gulf waters and charming beach communities of South Walton continue to attract visitors from near and far, with many ultimately deciding to make a permanent move to the area. The exponential growth of Walton County, particularly south of the Choctawhatchee Bay is evident, and recent U.S. Census Data confirms this ranking Walton County the sixth fastest growing county in the entire United States.

Walton County’s total population rose 4.5 percent from 2016 to 2017, going from 65,440 to 68,376. This increase boosted the county into the top six, gaining 15 spots on its previous ranking of twenty-first for 2015 and 2016. Walton ranked behind three counties in Texas, one in Utah and one in Virginia. The county also ranked as the fastest growing county in the state of Florida.

With so much growth, prospective homeowners have many choices when it comes to purchasing an area property. From luxurious gulf front abodes to budget-friendly condominiums, read on for three of the area’s best new construction opportunities for South Walton buyers.


Dune Side at Blue Mountain

Featuring a charming Florida Cottage aesthetic, Dune Side is a boutique neighborhood of only 22 single family homes located just steps from the beach along Scenic Highway 30A. Within walking distance to area shops and restaurants in Blue Mountain Beach, Dune Side offers gracious lots with ample space for private pools, a large park area, a shuttle service to the beach and lush landscaping. Click for more information



For buyers seeking distinction, the new development of Thirty-One in Seagrove Beach offers a rare opportunity to own new construction in one of 30A’s most popular beach communities. Located on nearly 4 acres of beachfront property with over 335’ of private beach frontage, Thirty-One residences feature modern design, offer a luxurious lifestyle and possess some of the most spectacular gulf views found along this stretch of Northwest Florida. Click for more information.

The Lofts at Seacrest

Coming soon, a new option will be released to area buyers at The Lofts at Seacrest, an apartment community located between Watersound Origins and Rosemary Beach. One, two and three bedroom residences are available with 17 different floor plans. Residents enjoy outstanding amenities including a resort-style swimming pool, a luxurious outdoor living area with tv, firepit and summer kitchen, a 24-hour fitness center, a clubhouse/event room and a conference room. Click for more information.


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